Subject: File No. 4-637
From: John Collin

February 16, 2012

Please note my strong support for the SEC to require publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose their political contributions. As a former local elected official for a special purpose district charged with economic development,  The use of share holders assets to influence the political process, especially partisan election campaigns, must be transparent.  Please put such a simple measure in effect as soon as possible.

Thank you

John Collins